The proposed Transcanada Keystone XL Pipeline provides the United States with the opportunity to access safe, reliable, and affordable energy supplies from Canada, and reduce our need to import crude oil from less stable countries and regions of the world.
Keystone XL is a $7 billion expansion project that will connect a secure and growing supply of Canadian crude oil –developed from both traditional deposits and oil sands – with the largest refining centers in the United States. The project also includes on-ramps for U.S. domestic crude, enabling growing supplies from the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Montana and from sources in Oklahoma to be transported to Gulf refineries. When completed, Keystone XL will be able to deliver over 700,000 barrels of crude oil from Canadian and U.S. sources.
In addition to improving the nation’s economic and energy security, during its building phase the proposed project will provide approximately twenty thousand badly needed manufacturing and construction jobs, and contribute an estimated $20 billion in benefits to the U.S. economy.
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The Keystone XL Gulf Coast Pipeline project will be the newest, strongest and most advanced pipeline in operation in North America, using the best materials and highly innovative technology.
Pipelines are the safest and often most efficient way to transport crude oil and petroleum products; for comparison, it would take a train 25 miles long to transport the same amount of oil that Keystone XL will move each day. Each year, hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil and petroleum products are safely transported on thousands of miles of pipeline in the U.S. The vast majority of pipeline leaks are small, with most incidents involving less than three barrels.
"The Partnership to Fuel America advocates for innovations that will help provide energy security and stability for our members, something that is sorely lacking today. AIM has joined the Partnership to Fuel America because we understand that energy drives our economy and is one of the most important factors affecting consumer prices and employers' costs in Missouri, including the costs of manufacturing.”
Ray McCarty |
President of Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM)